Wi-Fi use at Concordia hits record

April 5, 2012

Wi-Fi access at Concordia University has come a long way since it was first introduced, but the biggest increase in use since Wi-Fi has been available happened in 2011, following a major network expansion. More than 98,000 users accessed Concordia's wireless network last year. It's a new record for total users, with a surge of nearly 62% in the past 12 months. Last fall, campus Wi-Fi reached a peak of over 7,000 simultaneous users, whereas just the year before simultaneous connections never surpassed 5,000. The focus now is on increasing capacity and improving performance, says Concordia's director of infrastructure and operations. For the 2012-13 fiscal year, the university plans to add another 50 to 60 access points, says Concordia's CIO. Concordia News